Hey everybody still hanging with us here. We've been pretty MIA for a reason. We've been busy making Team Eight our lively hood and we finally have a bit to show for it:
We'll be sharing recent work, news and the rest of the good stuff at this new site from now on. As a result, we'll no longer be posting here very often. Onward, into the future!
Monday, December 6, 2010
"Mind Over Matters" Comic!
Alright, so here it is! I'm super excited to be able to present the first chapter of a comic book series that I've been working on. It's part of an advertising campaign for Benefix, a drug for people with hemophilia. This has been in the works since March, and I just finished drawing chapter three. It's also been turned into a mobile game (which hopefully I can find a link to).Enjoy and hopefully I'll get to post chapter two soon. Click below to check out the whole thing posted on the web:
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I just got a bunch of prints made in 11"x17" and 8 1/2"x 11", and they will be for sale via my website (or just send me an email) or at the Bizarre market holiday show which is at Chop Suey books in Cary Town, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a lot of other fun stuff for sale so come check it out. The work will be up for all of December, so come and check it out and buy some stuff!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Hi all! Here's a new one for the upcoming Time Out Chicago Sex Issue. The article I illustrated was a collection of submitted stories about many awkward and unfortunate ending sexual encounters. The one I chose to illustrate was about a guy queasy, yet lustful, guy who was persistent in making out despite having just vomited. Yeah it's silly, but it was a lot of fun to work on, and it ended up looking sort of psychedelic in the end.
And, oh yes, thank you Cody for having a similar story in your arsenal, and inspiring me to steal photos of you on Facebook to use as reference. There's a slight likeness but I don't think anyone will recognize you on the street.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Bizhan Khodabandeh has a screen-printed piece in "The 2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints"
This is the University of Richmond's ninth national celebratory exhibition of contemporary print making. The exhibition juror, Laura Kruger is the Curator of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York. Forty six artists from twenty states were selected.
The exhibition opens Oct 21st and is up till Dec 5th. in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art.
Harnett Museum hours:
Tuesday - Sunday between 1 and 5pm
Admission is FREE
Also opening during this time is "Eye of the Collector: Works on paper from the Sigmund R. Balka collection." This is a selection of works from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York and is also curated by Laura Kruger.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I just finished making the poster for Richmond's Fall Bizarre Market. What's the Bizarre Market you ask. Well, its a recurring event that consists of local artists, crafts people, and others selling all kinds of stuff like baked goods, jewelry, greeting cards, and anything else you can think of.
The first Fall market is on Saturday, Sept. 18th at The Visual Arts Center (1812 W. Main St.) from 12-6pm. I think I'm supposed to be doing portraits or something like that for it. Ten percent of all proceeds benefit SOHO (a Space of Her Own), a mentoring program for girls from Gilpin Court sponsored by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. For more info click here.
As far as the poster goes- I hand made two type faces for it, which is something I've been playing around a lot with lately. I think I'll make a post soon featuring all the type faces I've been messing with. Overall it was a ton of fun to work on and I'm looking forward to seeing it hanging around town.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So, I really like Outkast, therefore I was thrilled when Time Out: Chicago contacted me to do a full page illustration of Big Boi for the upcoming Pitchfork Festival. In the tradition of hip hop stars Big Boi is quite polyonymous, and that's what Time Out wanted to see. His aliases are Sir Lucious Left Foot, Daddy Fat Stacks, Hot Tub Tony, Billy Ocean, and Francis the Savannah Chittlin' Pimp. I had a lot of fun with this one. Hopefully some more hip hop jobs are on the way.
In addition Time Out wanted me to do a quarter page illo about a previous Pitchfork festival incident. Yoko Ono performed in 2007 and was being somewhat difficult in the rehearsal. A dust storm formed in the adjacent baseball field and the Pitchfork team had to soak the field with bottles of water so she would perform.
Check back soon. Hopefully I'll be able to post something related to the long-term project that I've been working on. Thanks!